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Yatra To Remain Suspended Till Aug 4 Amid Forecast For Heavy Rains

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Srinagar: Amid forecast for heavy rains, the authorities have decided to suspend ongoing Amarnath Yatra till August 4.
According to an official spokesman, India Meteorology Department has predicted heavy rainfall for next few days all over Jammu and Kashmir, which may cause landslides and shooting stones on highway between Jammu and Srinagar, particularly in the stretch between Ramban and Banihal, which is highly vulnerable to landslides and shooting stone.
The track from Baltal and Pahalgam has become slippery and slashy due to heavy rainfall and the situation is likely to aggravate in next couple of days in view of weather advisory issued by IMD.
“In view of inclement weather conditions, shooting stones and landslides particularly in Jammu region, Yatra will remain suspended till 4th August, 2019,” the spokesman said.

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